We stayed at Hotel Gullo for 9 days in August and it was terrific .... it's relatively close to the Lamezia airport while being a short drove to great spots such as Vibo, Pizzo, Tropea, Nicastro and Scilla..........you're only an hour and change from hopping on a ferry to Sicily if you really wanted to explore.
The staff (Mariano, Diego, Giuseppe, Elia & Giovanna) will make your stay very memorable should you choose to engage in conversation. You'll likely even run into Mrs. Gullo who will want to ensure your stay is up to standards.
The pool is great but only one depth - so if taking small children, you may want to consider a life-jacket / water wings. Be sure to ask front-desk for a pass to the beach (mare) which is only about 10-12 minutes away and comes with an umbrella & two beach chairs in your own reserved section.
The dining was terrific in the dining room. We hosted a party for my son's birthday and Diego's team did a fantastic job helping us set a menu! To top it off they had menu's printed for the table - what a great touch!
My only wish was that the rooms included a broom as the kids would often track sand in from the beach ......I'd also like to see more variety in the breakfast but keep in mind we stayed 9 days.....if only staying for a couple of days, you probably wouldn't notice. The morning cappuccino's are spectacular!!! Make sure you try at least one!
Would highly recommend !!!
We chose this hotel for its proximity to Lamezia airport a fifteen minute or so drive away. The hotel is very comfortable with extremely helpful and courteous staff. Our room was excellent, spacious, clean an comfortable with a super ensuite with ever amenity. The hotel has lovely gardens and a nice pool which provides a lovely relaxing haven at the end or beginning of a holiday. We arrived late in the afternoon and having had a very busy time seeing lots of Calabria and knowing we had an early flight to catch the next morning we decided that we would spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the relaxing environment that this hotel offers.
Based on previous reviews we decided to eat in the hotel restaurant. I have to say that it was a culinary treat and was one of the best meals we had in the whole of our stay in Calabria. The service and food were first class. This hotel provides southern Italian hospitality at its best and is one that we would definitely use again..
Two night stay at Gullo. What a friendly place this is. It is a family run hotel and is very clean.
We had had a puncture on our hire car and the staff at Gullo were super helpful.
The restaurant food was very good with a lovely breakfast. The waitress was a really lovely friendly lady.
Our room was clean, bright and airy and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
The only downside to Gullo is the surrounding area which is not the best but don't let this put you off this lovely little hotel.
Hotel Gullo was a few kilometers off the AutoStrade and I admit, at first, we were not quite sure we picked the right spot, mainly due to location in the countryside. However, the hotel was clean with well appointed, comfortable rooms. We enjoyed a fantastic evening meal in their restaurant. The view from our room may not have been scenic, but Hotel Gullo proved our initial misgivings wrong. A good night's sleep and excellent food. Free parking is available on site. Breakfast was adequate.
Loved our stay here! The staff could not have been more helpful, the room was very comfortable, and all the meals we had there were excellent and (I believe) authentically Southern Italian. The area is very interesting, and it's a pleasant neighborhood to walk around in. We were lucky enough to have very convivial relatives who drove us to local sights. The roads were very good, though, and I think as long as you had a small car you'd be able to drive to the local Roman ruins, the seaside, and along the highway to other cities. The road to Curinga is well-maintained, but it is very steep going up, with switchbacks. I'd want to park at the outskirts of Curinga and then walk the rest of the way. It's a fascinating town, though, and well worth the visit.
The climate-control system in the rooms works well, and the windows all open. The fan doesn't turn on when the windows are open, which is understandable, and I did have to ask the front desk to adjust the temperature range of the thermostat, as it was set too high for my liking, but once that was done everything was fine.